The Faces of Reality talk @ SAND18

SAND18

During the Science and Nonduality conference of October 2018, I spoke on the way we experience reality from the object-side of the dynamics of consciousness. This was a follow-up to the stages of enlightenment talk I gave last year. This year I had a much smaller time slot, just enough to do an overview. (That’s Rick Archer talking under the titles, mentioning our second BATGAP interview.) The talk focused on the koshas or sheathes but instead of starting with the physical body, I took a top down approach that began with consciousness and its origins. After summarizing the 7 koshas, … Continue Reading…

The Origin of the Senses, Part 2

< Part 1 Part 2 Why 5? But why are there 5 senses? Our senses are mechanisms for awareness to pick up a specific range of qualities. And actually, there is 7 senses but 2 of them are too subtle to express physical sense organs. Our world is structured in a 1 into 3 into 7 process. There are 7 koshas or primary layers of creation. There are 7 chakras or primary energy centers in our physiology, each attuned to one of those layers. And there are 7 primary sensory channels, each attuned to specific qualities, including those layers and … Continue Reading…

100x the Bliss

A number of times here, I’ve written about the progressive unfolding of deeper bliss after Self Realization. Mature Self Realization is also called Nirvana or Sat Chit Ananda because it brings with it an unending happiness. Peace and contentment become the backdrop of life, whatever the style of life we live. Note the word Unending – this isn’t happiness that ends the way pleasure or satisfaction soon fade. This is lasting. It remains, even when we experience passing anger or sadness. It comes with us as the lively inner surface of self-aware consciousness that observes all things. But this lasting … Continue Reading…